Soak beans for at least 4 hours, best overnight. Add 4 cups of water, beans and all other ingredients except crackins to a large crock-pot. Stir and mix well. Cook on low for 8 hours. Remove meat from neck bones and discard bones; add meat back in beans. Ladle beans in bowl and top with cracklins. **garnish with parsley and serve with cornbread and sweet jalapeno peppers*.